Anonymous war on ISIS continues to escalate as they divulged secret plans to attack a number of gatherings in some countries. The hacker group has allegedly uncovered schemes by the Islamic State group for terrorist attacks in countries such as Paris, United States, Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon that fortunately didn?t occur last Sunday, November 22.
According to a statement by Anonymous from International Business Times, ?The goal is to make sure the whole world, or at least the people going to these events, know that there have been threats and that there is possibility of an attack to happen.? The group also added, ?Another goal is to make sure Daesh knows that the world knows and cancels the attacks, which will disorientate them for a while.?
Here is the published list of the alleged potential targets from Anonymous:
- Multiple venues in the French capital
- A WWE Survivor Series even in the Philips Arena in Atlanta
- A ?Five Finger Death Punch? gig in Milan
- Universal Pastoral Day in Lebanon
- The Al-Jihad, ?One Day One Juz? in Indonesia
- The global Catholic Church celebrations of Feast of Christ the King
?We only appeared now because our goal was to remain undercover and report everything to the right authorities and let them take all the action. But when authorities do not take action, Anonymous does,? the hacktivist group added. ?This part of the op started last Monday and has [been and will be active 24 hourse a day as long as the op is going on.?
Released information is not true
We did not spread any rumors about possible future ISIS attacks, and frankly, we do not know where the rumors come from.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) November 21, 2015
However, a tweet from an alleged account of Anonymous quickly denied that the released information of potential targets is their work. ?If we share the proof [publicly], everyone will start calling it fake because screenshots can be edited and accounts can be deleted. We have purposely not shared account links publicly because they would be shut down immediately and then no one would believe the proof,? Anonymous said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a statement pointing to the alleged threat to the WWE event. ?While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time,? according to the statement. ?We have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe.?
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